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the vatican versus u.s. nuns. this really is about the future of how we interpret the message of the second vatican council. >>> and islamic art, in present and former arab lands. >>> major funding for "religion & ethics newsweekly" is provided by the lilly endowment, an indianapolis basededvate family foundation, dedicated to its founders and christian religion, community development and education. additional funding provided by mutual of america, designing customized, individual and group retirement product. that's why we're your retirement company. the estate of william j. carter. the jane henson foundation and corporation for public broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. thousands of political leaders, doctors and activists gathered in washington this week for the biannual international aids conference, held for the first time in the u.s. in more than 20 years. at a georgetown university summit timed to the conference, religious groups highlighted the role of faith-based efforts in combating the disease internationally. mega church pastor rick warre
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. religious groups are among those expressing sorrow and outrage over the shooting massacre at a colorado movie theater on friday. president obama called for a day of prayer and reflection for the victims and their families. in other news, as the international community continued to wrestle over a response to the growing violence in syria, religious leaders intensified their calls for more humanitarian aid and an end to the crisis. a catholic archbishop inside syria urged world leaders to "speak with one voice" in order to bring about peace. meanwhile, the united nations says the number of syrian refugees has nearly tripled since april to more than 100,000. u.s. civil rights groups this week filed a federal lawsuit challenging an unmanned drone attack that killed three american citizens in yemen last october. extremist cleric an war al awlaki, his son and samir khan, a propagandist for al qaeda were all killed in the american drone strike. the u.s. says the mission was part of the war against terror. but the civil rights groups s
's good to have you with us. several major decisions from the supreme court this week. five of the nine justices voted to uphold president obama's healthcare law, saying the law's individual mandate is legal. religious groups were divided over the legislation. some had called healthcare reform a "mol imperative" while others worried the law would allow federally funded abortions. faith communities had also lobbied hard around arizona's immigration law. on monday, the court struck down three parts of that legislation. but, it left in place the requirement that local police check the immigration status of people they believe could be in the country illegally. in another case, the justices ruled against mandatory sentences of life without parole for juveniles convicted of murder. they said courts should have discretion about imposing that punishment. for more on the religious reaction to these decisions, patricia zapor of catholic news service is here and so is kim lawton managing editor of this program. welcome to you both. >> thank you. >> pat, the health care decision, what do you hear?
broadcasting. >>> welcome, i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. the season of denominational conventions continued this week. issues around homosexuality were controversial at the presbyterian church usa's biennial general assembly in pittsburgh. church delegates debated a proposal to rewrite the church's definition of marriage. proponents advocated changing it from a union between one man and one woman to a union between two people. in a controversial decision, the pcusa narrowly rejected a proposal to sell its stock in companies it says aids the israeli occupation of the west bank. several jewish groups opposed the measure, saying it would have demonized israel. >>> the episcopal church began its general convention in indianapolis. the denomination meets every three years. this time, representatives are debating internal restructuring and budget problems, and several issues surrounding sexuality. >>> meanwhile, the u.s. catholic bishops wrapped up their fortnight for freedom campaign on july 4th, but promised to keep fighting against what they see as threats to religious li
. >>> welcome. i'm bob abernethy. it's good to have you with us. the episcopal church this week became the largest u.s. protestant denomination to authorize an official liturgy to bless same-sex unions. the provisional rite was approved at the church's general convention in indianapolis, and it will be re-evaluated in three years. bishops who don't approve of same-sex unions may ban their priests from using the liturgy. convention delegates also voted to explicitly allow the ordination of transgendered people. sexuality activists praised the moves, but conservatives said the new policies will further increase tensions in the worldwide anglican communion. >>> meanwhile, last week, the presbyterian church usa narrowly defeated a proposal that would have changed that denomination's definition of marriage from the union of a man and a woman to the union of two people. >>> a new crisis for the orthodox church in america. the church's top leader, metropolitan jonah, resigned saying he had "neither the personality nor the temperament" for the position. jonah is a convert from the episcopal ch
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